I’ve driven by Randy’s Restaurant in Trenton, Georgia numerous times over the years, but never stopped. Friends had told me I needed to try it, but I was always either rushing to a family reunion in another state or driving home, stuffed to the gills, when I passed by. Last Friday, when dropping off one of the kids to work at the county fair, I told Bryan, “I have a certificate from Restaurant.com and we are going to have a nice quiet dinner at Randy’s Restaurant.” The first thing I noticed was the sign outside the restaurant reading “home of the 48 ounce burger.” If you eat one of these in 30 minutes, it’s free and you get a t-shirt and picture on the wall. I knew this wasn’t going to be happening so I requested a menu.
The inside of the restaurant reminded me of a throwback to the Seventies. The inside was decorated in red and black with Georgia Bulldog accessories and the tables and chairs were vintage, but this didn’t seem to bother the patrons. The restaurant had a steady stream of customers and take out customers during our entire meal. It didn’t hurt that the staff was exceptional. No sooner had we been seated than the waitress appeared to take our drink order. Not only did she stop by often to check on us, other waitresses stopped by too, keeping our drinks refilled, offering rolls and desserts and making sure everything was okay.
I couldn’t believe Bryan started with a salad when all the lovely seafood was on the buffet.
Friday night was Steak and Seafood night on the buffet, making our choice easy for us. The price was $12.95 each, but included all you could the all you could eat Salad Bar, the buffet bar, complete with veggies and more, desserts and a drink with free refills. I placed a stuffed crab on my plate and decided it was so good I needed to go back and get another one. The salad bar was not the largest I had ever seen, but it was adequate. And, really, I wasn’t planning on having salad when I could have all the seafood I wanted.
I finished off my meal with a small piece of carrot cake. It was rich, moist and had just the right amount of cream cheese frosting. I also had a bite of their chocolate cake (for review purposes, of course), but thought it was little dry.
I had planned on only having a bite of my garlic roll, but it was so tasty I ate the entire thing!
Randy’s specializes in Southern cooking, which I love, and has daily specials. I admit, I had not been in this area often because I dislike crossing the mountain to get to Trenton, but the food was good enough that I will make the special trip for return visits! If you are traveling down Interstate 59, Randy’s is approximately a mile off the Trenton exit and well worth a stop.
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